How to Remove Smart PC fix Virus (Rogueware Removal Guide)?

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How to Remove Smart PC fix Virus (Rogueware Removal Guide)?

Postby Autumn » 2013-06-21 2:01


Smart PC Fix, a rogue antivirus application, stealthily gets inside majority of users’ computers. Once installed, the Smart PC fix will pop up security notifications warning you that your computer has a lot of problems.

Description

Smart PC Fix classified as rogueware disguises itself as a helpful computer optimizer. However, it can run and scan your computer automatically. A security notification appears on the screen after finishing the computer scan. It seems like there are lots of computer issues in the users’ computer, so that users are persuaded to repair the problems immediately. Of course, a repair function is available in the Smart PC Fix. But the premise is that users must upgrade through buying its security code. In the reality, so-called computer problems are nonexistent, which are just tools used for scaring users into purchasing the Smart PC Fix.

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Symptoms

Fake alerts stats that there are lots of computer problems to be repaired.
Antivirus program installed on the program is disabled.
A shortcut or desktop icon is created.
Some malicious files are hidden in the computer.
Registries are modified through deletion or addition.

Way of infection

There are many ways your computer gets infected with the Smart PC Fix rogueware. The most common way is free downloads. The Smart PC Fix comes bundled into some free software. For instance, after you download and install a free game application, you may find the Smart PC Fix or many other unknown programs enters into your computer too. However, users originally have a chance to refuse the Smart PC Fix installation, but some users may skip some install steps because of rushing. In addition, the Smart PC Fix can stealthily get inside your computer if you click on malicious links, download unknown programs or visit porn websites. Either way, the Smart PC Fix is aimed at defrauding your trust and stealing your personal information to earn money. It is highly recommended you remove it as soon as possible.

Successful removal

Method 1 Remove Smart PC Fix manually
Method 2 Remove Smart PC Fix using Anvi Smart Defender

Method 1 Remove Smart PC Fix manually

Step 1 Remove Smart PC Fix through control panel

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart PC Fix related programs.

Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Smart PC Fix related programs, and hit Remove.

Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Smart PC Fix related programs, and click on Uninstall.

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Step 2 Delete malicious entries and files of Smart PC Fix

1 Delete the malicious files of Smart PC Fix

Go to Start, find and delete the following malicious files in the search programs and files box.

Code: Select all
C:\Users\xec\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\SmartPCFix\SmartPCFix.lnk
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartPCFix\SmartPCFix.lnk
C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPCFix
C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPCFix\unins000.exe” /SILENT
C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPCFix\unins000.exe”
C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPCFix\SmartPCFix.exe


2 Delete the registries of Smart PC Fix

2.1 Press Winkey (between Ctrl and Alt) +R, type regedit in the search box and hit OK.

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2.2 Go to Edit and click Find…button.

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2.3 Type SmartPCfx in the search box and hit Find Next.

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2.4 Delete the searched registry related to Smart PC Fix.

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2.5 Go on searching the Smart PC Fix related registries by clicking the Find Next (or pressing F3) under Edit tab, and then delete all the registries related to Smart PC Fix.

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Method 2 Remove Smart PC Fix using Anvi Smart Defender

Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful malicious software removal tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.

Step 1 Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking

Windows XP and Windows 7
Press and hold the F8 key as computer starts but before Windows launches.

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Note: If pressing and holding the F8 key only gets you a stuck key message, which means you failed to reach the Windows Advanced Options Menu, you should tap the F8 key continuously instead to get the screen.


Windows 8
Restart into Advanced Startup options menu. Click Troubleshoot button>Advanced options. Under the advanced option, click Startup settings. Click on the "Restart" button. Restart into Startup Settings screen. Press 5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.


Step 2 Install the Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software


Step 3 Launch the program

Note:
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.

Step 4 Scan the malware infecting the computer system

Click on the second tab labeled Scan, find full scan option and hit Scan button to perform a full system scan.

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Step 4 Check out the detailed results and remove the malicious files once and for all

After full scan, the scan results are displayed. Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.


Step 5 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

After the rogueware virus removal, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.


1.Download and install Cloud System Booster


2.Run the Cloud System Booster

Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.

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